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What are Thyroid conditions?

Signs of Hypothyroid & Hyperthyroid

Signs of Hypothyroid (under active thyroid)

Feel tiredness all the day, constipation, pale and dry skin, brittle hair, weight gain, loss of eyebrow hair, muscle cramps, feeling cold in warm weather, joints and muscles pain, milky discharge from the breast in women, depression, Audiovisual hallucinations or paranoid, forgetfulness, loss of ambition, slowing thought and speech, increased sleepiness, depression, hard to focus or pay attention, fear of public places, exhausted, overwhelmed, mental fog, quick aging, anxiety, excessive worrying, panic attacks.

Signs of Hyperthyroid (Overactive thyroid)

Weight loss (some times weight gain), muscle weakness, less muscle mass, shakiness, eye irritation, increased thirst, intolerant, feeling warm in cold weather, hair loss, wet, sweating more than others, brittle nails, palpitations, shortness of breath, inching, irregular menstrual periods in women, less fertility, restlessness, social anxiety, guilt feelings, irritability, emotional mood swings, bipolar behavior, disorganized thinking, aggression, paranoia, losing touch with reality, uncontrollable anger, unable to stay on tasks, low job performance, unable to work together, not good team worker, usually loose the job, palms sweaty and lethargy.

These suggestion may help: Visit the doctor, eat raw but fresh washed leafy green and colourful vegetables and fruits, Take Vitamin B complex, vitamin C and E, or multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplements, half an hour exercise daily, yogurt early in the morning (if your are not allergic with milk products), drink moderate amount of crystal clean fresh water daily.

Iron deficiency: Who needs more iron?

Symptoms of iron deficiency– Dark circles under the eyes, fatigue and muscle weakness, increased infections, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, poor concentration, Low, listless mood, dizziness, cold hands and feet, chest pain during exercise, restless legs, feeling grumpy, Headaches and Problems concentrating or thinking. As the iron deficiency gets worse, symptoms may include: Blue color to the whites of the eyes, Brittle nails, Light-headedness when you stand up, Pale skin color, Shortness of breath, Sore tongue. Iron deficiency occurs more frequently in women than in men. Menstruating women lose iron every month, and pregnant women need to supply extra iron to their babies.

Iron deficiency and anemia- It is estimated that 400 million women in the world are anemic, and more than a billion are low in iron. Unfortunately, the billion low in iron are often unaware they are iron deficient. Iron stores (checked with a test called serum ferritin) need to be almost completely depleted before a lower red blood cell count (anemia) will develop.

One of iron’s main functions is to carry oxygen in the red blood cells to tissues throughout the body. Why do exhaustion and other deficiency symptoms set in before anemia is diagnosed? Iron is also needed to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel for each cell. If the body is low on fuel, it won’t run optimally. Iron is also needed for variety of enzymes involved in proper brain, liver, and thyroid function; synthesis of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone; and heart health.

Who needs more iron? It isn’t jut women who need iron, however. There are increased needs during growth (children, adolescents, pregnant women); due to the menstrual cycle or increased athletic activity; when there is decreased absorption of iron ( in seniors or those with digestive problems); and in those with inadequate intake (calorie restricted diets, vegetarians, those not eating balanced meals). Iron deficiency in men is primarily found in athletes, growing boys, and seniors. More iron isn’t always better Neither iron deficiency nor iron overload is beneficial to the body. Too much iron also cause problems.

This may help in iron deficiency – Taking supplements and eating iron-rich foods are important parts of treating iron deficiency. Iron supplements (most often ferrous sulfate) are needed to build up the iron stores in your body.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women will need to take extra iron because their normal diet usually will not provide the amount they need. Iron-rich foods include: Dried lentils, peas, beans, Eggs (yolk), Fish, Meats (liver is the highest source), Soybeans, Whole-grain bread, Raisins, prunes, and apricots, Spinach, kale, and other greens.